Whitewater rafting is a very popular activity in Costa Rica. The abundant rainfall in the mountains and the high changes in elevation over a relatively small territory produces ideal conditions for whitewater rafting.
Costa Rica has a well developed infrastructure for tourism because tourism is its number one industry. Whitewater rafting tour operators are regulated by the government and conform to international standards, including requirements that people wear helmets, as you see in this photo.
Ecotourism and adventure tourism are part of the attraction of Costa Rica for many visitors. Whitewater rafting and zip lines are two of the many options in Costa Rica for tourists who like adrenaline rushes to spice up their vacations.
There are good rivers for rafting in most regions of Costa Rica, except the tidal lowlands of the Caribbean coast, where we will go next for the photos that I will post in the next week or so.
This photo is of a group of rafters that included four people who stayed in one of our two condos in Tamarindo. I am showing the photo with their permission. They chose a river in the Arenal area for their rafting excursion.